Made-to-order: Build time of 12+ weeks*
Our katana is offered with a more economical leather grip as a base. Our Tsuka-ito (traditional cord wrap) grip is offered over either leather or a more historically accurate ray skin interior. Our blade is made in the Shobu-Zukuri style where the cutting edge curves smoothly into the point. At 28 inches, the blade reaches the more commonly used upper historical length and our 10 inch grip leaves more than enough room for two-handed use. It is balanced for ease of either single or two handed technique.
• Aircraft-grade aluminum or high carbon steel blade**
• Safely rounded tips and edges
• Carbon steel guard and pommel
• ABS grip core covered in Leather or Rayskin
• Optional traditional cord wrap (Tsuka-ito)
• Threaded tang & pommel for easy maintenance
• 28" blade - 39" total length
• Weight: AL - 1.44 lbs (23 oz) / Steel - 2.16 lbs (34.6 oz)
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**See our Terminology page for more info
Cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.
Sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.
Blade is either aircraft grade aluminum or high carbon steel. Guard and pommel are both carbon steel. Pommel is held with a 5/16 inch recessed retention nut on the threaded tang for easy maintenance.
Blade: Length - 28" / Width - 1.125" to .75"
Tsuba: Length - 3" / Width - 3"
Grip: Length - 10" /; Diameter - 1.25"
Pommel: Length - 1.25" / Width - .75"
Total Length: 39"
Aluminum Weight: 1.44 lbs / 23 oz
Steel Weight: 2.16 lbs / 34.6 oz